Kim Severson Wins National Advanced Horse Trials Championship
for the Jack Le Goff Trophy at 2003 Over the Walls Horse Trials
MAAugust 3, 2003United States Equestrian Team (USET)
veteran Kim Severson of Scottsville, VA won the National Advanced
Horse Trials Championship for the Jack Le Goff Trophy at the 2003
Over the Walls Horse Trials at Great Meadowbrook Farm in Hardwick,
a team Gold Medalist at last years World Championships in
Jerez, Spain, turned in a clean round in the final show jumping
phase to claim the title on Royal Venture, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred
gelding, owned by Plain Dealing Farm. She finished the Championship
with a three-phase score of 26.92 penalties after scoring 22.92
in dressage and adding just four time penalties over the cross country
course designed by 1984 U.S. Olympic team Gold Medalist Torrance
second in the Championship was Darren Chiacchia of Springville,
NY, winner of the Advanced Division 1 at Over the Walls in 2001.
Chiacchia turned in a clean show jumping round to finish with a
score of 38.38 penalties on Windfall.
also finished first in the Advanced Division 1 competition, completing
the three phases with a score of 30.57 on her 2002 World Championship
mount, Winsome Adante. Two-time North American Young Riders Championship
individual Gold Medalist Nathalie Bouckaert placed second with a
score of 35.08 on West Farthing.
Olympic team Gold Medalist Phillip Dutton of Australia won the Advanced
Division 2. He finished with a score of 33.42 penalties on Dusky
Moon. Bouckaerts father, Carl, a Belgian Olympic veteran,
placed second with a score of 42.52 on The Boomer.
U.S. Olympic veteran Karen OConnor of The Plains, VA won the
Advanced Division 3 aboard Grand Slam with a score of 45.95 penalties,
barely edging her husband, David, the 2000 Sydney Olympic individual
Gold Medalist, who finished with a score of 47.97 on Clifton Shiraz.
the four Advanced Divisions, the 2003 Over the Walls Horse Trials
also hosted three Open Preliminary Divisions and a Junior/Young
Rider Open Preliminary Division. Full results of all divisions are
available on the Over the Walls website at www.overthewalls.com.
addition to witnessing top-level horses and riders galloping over
green fields overlooking the pristine Central Massachusetts Town
of Hardwick, spectators at the 2003 Over the Walls Horse Trials
enjoyed shopping at the events trade fair which featured gifts
for home, people and pets, horse supplies, tack and equipment, and
everything for the horse enthusiast.
more information, please visit the Over the Walls website at www.overthewalls.com.